Links Worth Clicking: Rob Wegner, Gospel coaching, and David Staal on Parenting
Rob Wegner on “Darkness, Depression, and Creation” – Rob is one of the authors of our upcoming book, Missional Moves. He’s also on staff at Granger Community Church in Granger, IN. This blog post is an excerpt from his personal journal. I love posts like this, and here’s why: 1) It’s personal, not perfect. I always respect church leaders who minister that way. 2) It leans on the Word of God for direction. 3) It helps me see that though there is darkness in my life God can create something good out of it. I think it’s remarkable when ministry leaders share posts like this. All of us feel this way sometimes, but something about our leadership positions often hinder us from being so honest. Thanks, Rob, for a great post and for pointing us back to the Word.
Book review of “Gospel Coach” - In this review Tom Farr says, “Too many church leaders are overcome by the demands of their chosen profession, and GOSPEL COACH presents the idea that all church leaders need someone investing in their life and helping them to be the best Christ follower and leader they can be.” How true that is. We’ve all seen church leaders and their families suffer as a result of burn out, haven’t we? By God’s grace more “gospel coaches” in the church will keep ministry leaders focused on following Jesus in every part of their (too busy) lives.
“If you recognize the need for a Gospel Coach and you have the desire to be a Gospel Coach, then you need to read this book. The theology is sound and the wisdom is practical. Thomas and Wood have created a faithful and viable vision for leadership development that will impact future generations of pastors and churches for the glory of God. You need this book on your shelf!”
The Chicago Sun-Times reviews David Staal’s latest book – Any parent will tell you that each of their kids has a unique personality. This review in the Sun-Times highlights how David Staal teaches us to nuance the character lessons we give our children so that we are not just telling them ‘what not to do,’ but also ‘what to do’ instead. His book is called Lessons Kids Need to Learn. I’ve blogged about it before. It’s not just a book for parents, but rather for anyone who mentors a child:
Sunday School teachers, grandparents, mentors, school teachers, etc. etc. Here’s a video from the author: